Good feet and good eyes, despite a bad fall down the stairs last year which caused him to lose his sense of smell, Dave decided to celebrate, with his 80th birthday, 61 years of career. And to do it on stage. If he had initially planned this celebration at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, where, with Daniel Auteuil, he had sung the musical Godspell for two seasons, the icon of variety finally set his sights on the Grand Rex *. With his fifty singles and twenty albums, the man who was described in the 1970s as a singer for girls (while he was in a relationship with his lyricist Patrick Loiseau!), is lucky to still have his voice of a young man, and this range which allows him to climb to the high C. S

are we secret? Avoid iced drinks when it’s hot. This is his only precaution. For the rest, gluttony – cooking – fascinates him. He also gorges himself on reading, particularly science fiction: “These authors were unfortunately often right. » A certain art of lightness, humor and optimism. Dave, even at his middle age, has not mellowed. Far from it: the Dutchman has still not put his tongue in his pocket. He can’t resist a bit of scathing humor, or being provocative when the opportunity presents itself.

As for his hits, from Vanina to My heart is ill or Doux tam-tam, they are only a small sample of his repertoire – much more nuanced than one imagines. It is to this discovery that he invites the public of the Grand Rex. Moreover, he is waiting for it with a firm voice, with his troupe of ten musicians with whom he will have rehearsed for several days in the south of France that he loves so much. For his greatest pleasure.* May 21 (